MAGICAL MERMAID Instagram Giveaway!

This week we’ve got a real treat for any little mermaid lover — MAGICAL MERMAID, Susan Cousineau’s new line for Studio 37 Fabrics.  You could win this bundle! Just follow us on Instagram @MarcusFabrics and comment there!  The giveaway includes a printed panel with equally adorable FQ coordinates!  Perfect for your own little Magical Mermaid for quilts, pillows, sleepover essentials and more  ; )  See the entire collection and enter on Instagram now through November 19 – Good Luck!


#MarcusMarketMania – More from Booth 1022!

It’s the final day of the show…have you posted pix of your favorite Marcus collections and/or designers yet?  Remember, you might win a fabric bundle of your favorite when you post a pic of it using #MarcusMarketMania on social media.  Here are some of our faves...of course, we’re biased




MOSTLY MANOR by Victoria Findlay Wolfe


REVVED UP RETRO by Sarah Maxwell


Fabric: GEORGETOWN by Judie Rothermel
Pattern: “Oak Hill” by Nancy Rink


COZIES FLANNEL by Sarah Maxwell
RIVER ROCK Primo Batiks BOM by Sarah Maxwell



#MarcusMarketMania – New from Susan Cousineau

You might know Susan Cousineau of Lollipop Rainbow through her designs for McCall’s and Kwik Sew patterns.  Now she’s debuting with Studio 37 Fabrics with two adorable lines, MAGICAL MERMAID and POLKA DOT POND.

Booth 1022


#MarcusMarketMania – Sarah’s Schoolhouse

In our first Schoolhouse session, Sarah Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J shared ways for quilt shop owners to update their offerings, while attendees got a closeup look at her new “Hashtag” quilt design, done up in her new REVVED UP RETRO collection for Studio 37 Fabrics.


Other quilts that helped to illustrate her suggestions included (left to right and top to bottom): Nancy RInk’s AMISH WITH A TWIST 3; Nancy’s A NEW AGE, another REVVED UP RETRO quilt, NOT SO WILD WEST by Irene Chan, and Sarah’s new Primo Batik BOMs, RADIANT REFLECTIONS and RIVER ROCK (they’re made with pre-cut 10″ x 10″ packs!)  Whew!  And the show  hasn’t even officially begun yet!

Is it just me, or did anyone else notice how the attendees’ clothing seemed to coordinate with each quilt being held up? See below…



#MarcusMarketMania – Prairie is Hot!

Fall Quilt Market is off to an exciting start!!  Schoolhouse sessions opened with the premier presentation by Andover Fabrics, centered on its new “Little House on the Prairie” line.

We’re not surprised by the popularity of the theme, judging from the ongoing appeal of Heartspun Quilts, where our own Pam Buda creates a complete Prairie lifestyle through her fabrics, patterns and inspiration.  Have you seen her latest Antique Cotton Calicos: OLD GREEN CALICOS?


Pam Buda

Pam Buda

Whether you’re one of Pam’s longtime followers, or you’re new to the look, check out the collection online now…of course, if you’re in Houston, just go to Booth 1022!  And in case you missed it, you can learn more about Pam in the current issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine…

#MarcusMarketMania – Stephanie Was Right!

Booth 1022 is well on its way, and she’s right, it will be gorgeous! I love our new pallet displays – the perfect combination of style, practicality and creative upcycling.  Is it giving you ideas, too?

#marcusmarketmania And can’t you just imagine Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s striking  MOSTLY MANOR quilt in your own Manor?
#marcusmarketmania #victoriafindlaywolfeLast but not least, Indra takes a break from the #MarcusMarketMania, a well-deserved break, I’m sure…Drink your water, Indra!!  Looking forward to the end results  ; )indra

#MarcusMarketMania – Take a “Look”

Looking for fresh, contemporary inspiration for your quilt projects? Take a look at MOSTLY MANOR by Victoria Findlay Wolfe, REVVED UP RETRO by Sarah Maxwell, and ON PLUMBERRY LANE by Nancy Rink.
Click on the LookBook cover images below to learn the stories behind these featured collections from Studio 37 Fabrics.
  LookMostly        LookRevved  LookPlumb
Quilt Market attendees: Visit us in Booth 1022

Looking for the OCTOBER Update ?

It’s coming in just a few days!  We had sooo much great stuff to share (in the midst of last-minute Quilt Market prep), that we’re just taking a few extra days to complete it. We’re relaunching our Studio 37 website, with contemporary looks from Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Nancy Rink, Sarah Maxwell, Susan Cousineau, Irene Chan and Laura Berringer for starters! And on the Marcus side, we’ve got new looks from Pam Buda, flannel sewing tips, and a preview from Rachel Pellman, the newest addition to our design team.  It’ll all be unveiled in just a few days, but for now, enjoy this little sneak peek…


The Tributes and Treasures GIVEAWAY Begins NOW!

Since our last post about the new book by the ladies of Red Crinoline Quilts, an office copy has arrived, and it just as fabulous as we knew it would be!  As promised, we’ve partnered up with Martingale for a fabric-and-book double giveaway, both here and on the Martingale blog.  

Red Crinoline Quilts fabric and book giveaway

Are you already a fan of Paula Barnes fabrics, or just now discovering them?  Maybe you’ve already been collecting the patterns from this design duo.  Either way, you’ll love these designs, and the lucky winner will receive a great fabric bundle of assorted prints by Paula to get started!  Just leave a comment below, and be sure you’re subscribed to the Marcus Mentions blog (scroll down to the sign-up box on the right).  Subscriber comments received by next Wednesday, October 14 will be eligible for the Marcus drawing.

REMINDER: If you’re a quilt shop owner attending Quilt Market in a couple of weeks, Paula and Mary Ellen will sign a limited number of free copies at our book signing on Sunday, October 25 at 12:00 noon (Marcus booth # 1022).  Join us, and be sure to arrive early!

#MarcusMarketMania  #makeitwithmarcusfabrics

Quilts Beyond Borders

Photo: Quilts Beyond Borders

Photo: Quilts Beyond Borders

We’re pleased to be a part of the ongoing charitable efforts of Quilts Beyond Borders, an organization that reaches out to provide handmade quilts and spread love and hope to under-served children, mainly orphans, across the world.

Organizer Tina Freudenberger explains that the not-for-profit group completely relies upon the generosity of our volunteers and corporate gifts, and recently acknowledged its supporters online.  We certainly appreciate the work of QBB and its volunteers, another fine example of quilters coming together to share their time and talents.

If you’re attending Quilt Festival in Houston this year, you’ll find QBB in the 300 aisle, near the Quilts of Valor and American Sewing Guild area.